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Way Down Low / Kat Edmonson


Release Date: 05/06/2014 
Label:  Okeh Jazz   Catalog #: 88843067502  
Composer:  Kat EdmonsonSonny HenryDanton Boller and Kat EdmonsonBrian Wilson and Tony Asher,   ... 
Performer:  Kat EdmonsonLyle Lovett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Branching away from standards on her second album Way Down Low, Austin-based jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson also expands her musical worldview, going beyond the sophisticated cabaret of her 2009 debut Take to the Sky and creating a breezy neo-tribute to the swinging '60s. That was the decade that produced Brian Wilson's "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times," one of the few covers on Way Down Low and a sentiment that applies to Edmonson but in a different way. Where the Beach Boy was pining for the days before rock & roll, Edmonson would certainly feel more comfortable in either the '60s or '50s, where bossa nova, swing, and pop mingled happily, as they do here. Certainly, these sounds give Way Down Low a distinctly retro vibe, but Read more Edmonson isn't living in the past, she's pledging allegiance to a tradition, a tradition she finds flexible enough to refashion for modern times. And Kat Edmonson is a modern girl -- after all, she funded the production of Way Down Low via Kickstarter, a move that gave her artistic freedom and professional production, taking full advantage of those two elements. Way Down Low is rich and varied, as are Edmonson's girlish vocals, which never succumb to cloying sweetness or stereotypical scatting. She's nimble and creative within the boundaries of her chosen traditions, which is why Way Down Low feels simultaneously fresh and timeless. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lucky by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
2.
I don't know by Sonny Henry
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
3.
What Else Can I Do by Danton Boller and Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
4.
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
5.
This Was the One by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
6.
Champagne by Danton Boller and Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
7.
Whispering Grass by Doris Fisher and Fred Fisher
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
8.
I'm Not in Love by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
9.
Long Way Home by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Lyle Lovett (Voice), Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
10.
Nobody Knows That by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
11.
Hopelessly Blue by Miles Zuniga
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
12.
I Don't Know (Reprise) by Sonny Henry
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
13.
Bottom of Your Heart by Kat Edmonson
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
Notes: 
Bonus Track 
14.
Funny Face: 'S Wonderful by George Gershwin
Performer:  Kat Edmonson (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Notes: 
Bonus Track 

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